The Man’s Decree Novel Chapter 701 by desirenovel
Not Backing Down
After coming to his senses, Rayleigh pulled Melanie away from the girl and asked in bewilderment, “Melanie, you have never met your family before. How did you know that she is your older sister?”
With a confused look, Melanie replied, “I—I don’t know. I felt close to her once I saw her and instinctively called her my older sister.”
Then, Rayleigh glanced at the girl and asked sternly, “Young lady, what is your name? Where do you come from? Who are your parents? Did you know before this that you have a twin sister?”
The girl shook her head and said, “My name is Lyanna. I’m not sure where I came from, nor do I know who my parents are. It was my godfather who raised me. I did not know I had a sister either. However, I felt a strong kinship and warmth in my heart once I saw her.”
“Who’s your godfather? Why did you want to capture me?” Jared grabbed the chance to ask Lyanna.
Nevertheless, Lyanna gazed at Jared warily and didn’t respond to his question.
When Jared wanted to grab Lyanna’s arm to continue questioning her, Melanie stopped him and said, “What are you doing?”
“Isn’t it obvious? I need to know why she was hunting me,” Jared responded with a displeased look on his face.
Anyone would be upset if they were assaulted without a reason.
“You can’t lay a finger on her. She’s my sister.” Melanie determinedly warded Jared off from Lyanna.
“I understand that you two look alike, but how can you be sure that she’s your sister? Even if we assume that she’s your sister, why can’t I fight back after she assaulted me?” Jared questioned Melanie.
“I don’t care. I’m certain that she’s my sister, and hence, you can’t touch her,” Melanie said while pursing her lips.
Although Melanie only knew Seduction Technique and was no match for Jared, she refused to back down.
Seeing as the atmosphere was growing tense, Rayleigh persuaded Jared, “Jared, you can keep the questions to yourself before we figure out who they are. For now, come out with me.”
After that, Rayleigh brought Jared to the living room, leaving Melanie and Lyanna in the bedroom.
“Let me ask Brody what’s going on because he was the one who handed Melanie over to me back then.” With that, Rayleigh took out his phone to call Brody.
Overwhelmed with doubts, Jared couldn’t help but ask, “Mr. Deragon, who is Brody? Why did he hand Melanie over to you after he picked her up on the street?”
While dialing the phone number, Rayleigh explained, “Brody Dixon is one of the four villains in the Village of Villains. Considering that Melanie was a baby girl, they thought they couldn’t raise her. Hence, Brody, who was close to me, asked me to raise her.”
“Village of Villains?” Jared frowned upon hearing it. “Are those in the village the vilest of criminals?”
Rayleigh shook his head and continued smilingly, “The ones who are afraid call them villains. However, others who like them regard them as righteous people. For me, they are some old men who punish criminals and protect the vulnerable. The only thing is that they can be a little odd.”
Just as Jared was about to question him further, someone answered Rayleigh’s call.
“Rayleigh, why are you calling me this early in the morning? Are you being hunted by the Deragons again? I’ve told you many times. I can’t interfere if the Deragons want to hunt you, for it is an internal affair in your family. However, if you join the Village of Villains, we will have reasons to protect you. In that case, the Deragons will not lay a finger on you anymore…” the person said in a sleepy voice and even yawned. It seemed that Rayleigh’s call had interrupted his sleep.
“Brody, I’m not being hunted. Besides, stop asking me to leave the Deragons. Since Old Mr. Deragon saved my life before, I will always be part of the Deragons. Forgive me for not being able to join the Village of Villains,” Rayleigh declined the invitation firmly.